Abstract

National concern exists regarding the math performance of women and minorities. It is a common concern that the current educational system is not meeting girls' needs. Girls and boys enter school equal in measured ability, but years later, girls have fallen behind their male counterparts in key areas such as higher-level mathematics. A critical step in correcting the inequity is to adequately prepare those responsible for the education of children: the future teachers of America. Educational excellence in America's schools is dependent on educational equity.

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